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20220906 1900 WILLSHIR SOUTH AFRICA TIMELINE

September 6

SOUTH AFRICA – EASTERN CAPE – 06 SEP 2022
• EAST LONDON – 06 SEP 2022 (08H55) Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) Monday, 12 September 2022, at the South African Police Service (SAPS) Provincial Office from 11H00 until 12H00. Members of POPCRU will lead a lunchtime picket to demand wage increases, collective bargaining and against the high cost of living. Motorists are advised to be vigilant for the duration of the protest. Local authorities will be deployed to monitor the situation.
• BISHO – 06 SEP 2022 (09H00) Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) Monday, 12 September 2022, at the Provincial Traffic and Community Safety Office from 12H00 until 13H00. Members of POPCRU will lead a lunchtime picket to demand wage increases, collective bargaining and against the high cost of living. Motorists are advised to be vigilant for the duration of the protest. Local authorities will be deployed to monitor the situation.

SOUTH AFRICA – FREE STATE – 06 SEP 2022
• BLOEMFONTEIN – 06 SEP 2022 (07H15) Protest reported on Zastron Street at the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) by Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) members. Reports indicate that the demonstrators barricaded the road and entry points to the building with burning tyres and debris. The members are demanding wage increases, collective bargaining, the high cost of living, and termination of contracts with private prisons. Motorists are advised to avoid the area for the duration of the protest. Local authorities are currently on the scene to monitor the situation.
• BLOEMFONTEIN – 06 SEP 2022 (12H55) Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) tomorrow, 07 September 2022, at the South African Police Services (SAPS) Provincial Head Office from 11H00 until 13H00. Members of POPCRU will lead a lunchtime picket to demand wage increases, collective bargaining and against the high cost of living. Motorists are advised to be vigilant for the duration of the protest. Local authorities will be deployed to monitor the situation.
• WELKOM – 06 SEP 2022 (17H00) The Executive Mayor, Thanduxolo Khalipha, has received 160 newly appointed security personnel at the Matjhabeng Local Municipality in the Free State today, 06 September 2022. The appointment of security officers is part of the municipality’s efforts to create jobs and protect the municipality’s assets and resources. Last week Khalipha unveiled a new fleet of vehicles that are expected to address the backlog of service delivery in Matjhabeng. This follows after residents raised concerns regarding poor service delivery provided by the Matjhabeng Local Municipality.

SOUTH AFRICA – GAUTENG – 06 SEP 2022
• HEIDELBERG – 06 SEP 2022 (08H10) UPDATE Reports indicate that the demonstrators vacated the area, and the R549 has been re-opened for normal traffic flow. (05H50) Protest reported on the R549 in the locality of Ratanda informal settlement. Reports indicate that demonstrators barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. The reason for the protest remains unknown, although previous demonstrations were related to poor service delivery in the area. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Local authorities have been dispatched to the scene to monitor the situation.
• JOHANNESBURG – 06 SEP 2022 (12H50) Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) tomorrow, 07 September 2022, at the South African Police Services (SAPS) Provincial Head Office from 12H00 until 14H00. Members of POPCRU will lead a lunchtime picket to demand wage increases, collective bargaining and against the high cost of living. Motorists are advised to be vigilant for the duration of the protest. Local authorities will be deployed to monitor the situation.
• SANDTON – 06 SEP 2022 (14H15) Eskom announced the implementation of Stage 2 loadshedding from 16H00 until 22H00 today, 06 September 2022. Thereafter Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented daily from 05H00 until 22H00 until Saturday, 10 September 2022. The loadshedding has been caused by a shortage of generation capacity owing to breakdowns and delays in returning some generating units to service. The breakdowns of a generation unit at Arnot, Duvha, Kendal, Medupi and Tuktuka power stations, as well as the delays in returning to service a unit service at Hendrina power station, have exacerbated the capacity constraints. Koeberg Nuclear power station tripped from full power during the routine testing on the control rod system on Saturday, 03 September 2022. The process of returning the unit to service is underway.
• SOWETO – 06 SEP 2022 (14H20) UPDATE The Putco Bus company is threatening to dismiss approximately 1000 bus drivers that are participating in the strike. Bus drivers have until Wednesday, 07 September 2022, to respond. This follows after the Putco Bus company obtained a court interdict on Friday, 02 September 2022, to prevent the bus drivers from demonstrating. However, the bus drivers have not heeded the interdict. (12H35) Protest reported at the Dobsonville Putco Depot by Putco bus drivers. Reports indicate that the demonstrators barricaded Elias Motsoaledi Road with burning tyres and debris. The reason for the protest is due to Putco management not paying workers their salaries and bonuses. The management of Putco is expected to address the demonstrators during the day. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Local authorities are currently on the scene to monitor the situation.
• JOHANNESBURG – 06 SEP 2022 (14H50) Former President Jacob Zuma has officially launched a private prosecution against the lead prosecutor, State Advocate Billy Downer, investigating corruption with the procurement of Defence equipment from Thales. Last year, Zuma opened a criminal case against Downer for providing a medical note from his military doctor to the News24 journalist Karyn Maughan. This follows after Zuma’s own lawyers filed the note with the court as part of an application to postpone his case due to his ill health at the time. Downer and Maughan were, on Monday, 05 September 2022, served with a summons to appear in court on charges of contravening the National Prosecuting Act (NPA) Act.
• JOHANNESBURG – 06 SEP 2022 (16H10) Seven political parties represented in the coalition currently governing in the City of Johannesburg have opened a case of corruption and bribery against the African National Congress (ANC) today, 06 September 2022, at the Hillbrow Police Station in Johannesburg. It is alleged that an R150,000 bribe was offered to some councillors who are members of the coalition by ANC councillors for votes in support of removing Mayor Mpho Phalatse. The coalition political parties include the Democratic Alliance (DA), ActionSA, Freedom Front Plus (FFPlus), Patriotic Alliance, Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) and Congress of the People (COPE).
• JOHANNESBURG – 06 SEP 2022 (16H30) The African National Congress (ANC) Treasurer General Paul Madhatile is expected to conduct a media briefing on Wednesday, 07 September 2022, from 12H00 on the opening of the National Executive Committee candidates nomination processes for the 55th National Elective Conference. The media briefing will be conducted from the Luthuli House in Johannesburg.
• TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 06 SEP 2022 (16H45) UPDATE The DA members have dispersed outside Police Minister Bheki Cele’s office. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. More than 33,000 people signed a petition for Cele’s removal. (14H30) Members of the DA are demonstrating outside the office of Police Minister Bheki Cele. DA leader, John Steenhuisen, is addressing the demonstrators. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. (09H40) Reports indicate that members of the DA started to gather at the corner of Prince’s Park Avenue and Francis Baard Street for their planned march to the office of Police Minister Bheki Cele. (06H00) Protest expected by members of the Democratic Alliance (DA) at Minister of Police Bheki Cele’s office today, 06 September 2022, at 10H15. Reports indicate that the demonstrators are expected to gather at the corner of Prince’s Park Avenue and Francis Baard Street. The reason for the demonstration is to have Cele removed from office due to the current Policing issues faced in South Africa (SA). Motorists are advised to plan their routes accordingly. Local authorities will be dispatched to the affected area to monitor the situation.

SOUTH AFRICA – KWAZULU-NATAL – 06 SEP 2022
• DURBAN – 06 SEP 2022 (06H05) Protest expected at the South African Police Service (SAPS) office on Bram Fischer Road in Durban today, 06 September 2022, from 11H00 by the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU). Members of POPCRU will lead a lunchtime picket to demand wage increases, collective bargaining and against the high cost of living. Motorists are advised to be vigilant for the duration of the protest.
• DURBAN – 06 SEP 2022 (07H25) UPDATE Reports indicate that the demonstrators vacated the area, and the M19 is re-opened for normal traffic flow. (05H45) Protest reported on the M19 in the locality of Quarry Road Informal Settlement. Reports indicate that the demonstrators barricaded access points to the M19 from the N2 with burning tyres and debris. The protest is due to poor service delivery in the area. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Local authorities are currently on the scene to monitor the situation.
• WASBANK – 06 SEP 2022 (07H45) Protest reported on the R602 in the locality of Wasbank. Reports indicate that demonstrators barricaded several roads in Wasbank and the R602 with burning tyres and debris. The reason for the protest is due to the residents not having access to water since Friday, 02 September 2022. Motorists are advised to avoid the area for the duration of the demonstration. Local authorities are on the scene to monitor the situation.
• PIETERMARITZBURG – 06 SEP 2022 (11H15) Acting City Manager of the Msunduzi Municipality Nelisiwe Ngcobo announced that the Municipality has disconnected several businesses, schools, government departments and residential areas from electricity and water supply. Ngcobo stated that various stakeholders owe the Municipality more than R5 billion in rates. Ngcobo stated that this allows the Municipality to recover owed rates as when stakeholders settle their debts, normal service delivery can resume.
• MKHONJANE – 06 SEP 2022 (13H50) Protest reported on the P54 road between Mkhonjane to Nqutu in the Bloodriver area. Demonstrators have barricaded the road with stones and debris. Community members are protesting due to the lack of water supply in the area. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. Police are monitoring the situation.

SOUTH AFRICA – LIMPOPO – 06 SEP 2022
• POLOKWANE/ PIETERSBURG – 06 SEP 2022 (11H40) Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) tomorrow, 07 September 2022, at the South African Police Service (SAPS) Commissioners Office from 13H00 until 14H00. Members of POPCRU will lead a lunchtime picket to demand wage increases, collective bargaining and against the high cost of living. Motorists are advised to be vigilant for the duration of the protest. Local authorities will be deployed to monitor the situation.
• LEPHALALE – 06 SEP 2022 (13H30) Peaceful protest reported between Lephalale Municipal Offices and the Magol sports grounds. Demonstrators are marching on Joe Slovo Lane. Motorists are advised to be vigilant and use alternative routes. Police are monitoring the situation and directing the traffic flow.
• GIYANI – 06 SEP 2022 (15H50) The Greater Giyani Municipality Council has suspended the Municipal Manager, Mkhacani Maxwell Chauke, during a special council sitting on Monday, 05 September 2022. Municipal Spokesperson, Steven Mavunda stated that Chauke was suspended following allegations of financial misconduct related to R10 million attached to a landfill site project. In July 2022, residents of Giyani protested over the R10 million at the municipality and they also demanded the suspension of the Municipal Manager. The residents also accused the Municipal Manager of nepotism and failure to empower local businesses through the awarding of tenders.

SOUTH AFRICA – MPUMALANGA – 06 SEP 2022
• MIDDELBURG – 06 SEP 2022 (06H50) Eskom announced the implementation of load reduction in the Mpumalanga District today, 06 September 2022, from 17H00 until 19H00. Eskom stated that the following districts affected will be eHlanzeni, Gert Sibande and Nkangala. Eskom stated that the load reduction will be implemented during these peak hours to prevent network overloading that can damage mini-substations in the areas.
• MBOMBELA/ NELSPRUIT – 06 SEP 2022 (12H45) Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) tomorrow, 07 September 2022, at the South African Police Services (SAPS) Provincial Office from 12H00 until 14H00. Members of POPCRU will lead a lunchtime picket to demand wage increases, collective bargaining and against the high cost of living. Motorists are advised to be vigilant for the duration of the protest. Local authorities will be deployed to monitor the situation.

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTH WEST – 06 SEP 2022
• POTCHEFSTROOM – 06 SEP 2022 (08H25) Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) tomorrow, 07 September 2022, at the South African Police Service (SAPS) Provincial Office in Potchefstroom. Members of POPCRU will lead a lunchtime picket to demand wage increases, collective bargaining and against the high cost of living. Motorists are advised to be vigilant for the duration of the protest. Local authorities will be deployed to monitor the situation.
• RUSTENBURG – 06 SEP 2022 (08H30) Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) Thursday, 08 September 2022, at the Area Commissioners’ office for the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) of Mafikeng, Klerksdorp and Rustenburg. Members of POPCRU will lead a lunchtime picket to demand wage increases, collective bargaining and against the high cost of living. Motorists are advised to be vigilant for the duration of the protest. Local authorities will be deployed to monitor the situation.
• MAHIKENG – 06 SEP 2022 (08H35) Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) Monday, 12 September 2022, at the Transport and Community Safety office in Mahikeng. Members of POPCRU will lead a lunchtime picket to demand wage increases, collective bargaining and against the high cost of living. Motorists are advised to be vigilant for the duration of the protest. Local authorities will be deployed to monitor the situation.
• MAHIKENG – 06 SEP 2022 (08H40) Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) Wednesday, 14 September 2022, at the Provincial Treasury’s office in Mahikeng. Members of POPCRU will lead a lunchtime picket to demand wage increases, collective bargaining and against the high cost of living. Motorists are advised to be vigilant for the duration of the protest. Local authorities will be deployed to monitor the situation.
• KHUMA – 06 SEP 2022 (15H15) UPDATE All routes entering Khuma remain closed to motorists due to the ongoing protest by taxi operators. The roads affected include the R502 between Potchefstroom and Orkney, the Vermaasdrift Road at Corobrik manufacturer, the four-way crossing entering Khuma and the four-way crossing heading to Stilfontein. Taxi operators are barricading the roads with debris and minibus taxi’s. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Police are monitoring the situation. (06H15) Protest reported on the R502 in the vicinity of Khuma. Reports indicate that the demonstrators barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. Demonstrators are protesting due to the increase of taxi fares and the high crime rate in the area. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes for the duration of the protest. Local authorities are currently on the scene to monitor the situation.

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTHERN CAPE – 06 SEP 2022
• KIMBERLEY – 06 SEP 2022 (11H45) Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) tomorrow, 07 September 2022, at the Tswelopele Department of Correctional Services (DCS) from 13H00 until 14H00. Members of POPCRU will lead a lunchtime picket to demand wage increases, collective bargaining and against the high cost of living. Motorists are advised to be vigilant for the duration of the protest. Local authorities will be deployed to monitor the situation.
• KIMBERLEY – 06 SEP 2022 (15H20) Protest expected at the Northern Cape Provincial Police office on Friday, 09 September 2022, from 13H00 until 14H00, by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU). Members of POPCRU will lead a lunchtime picket to demand wage increases, collective bargaining and against the high cost of living. Motorists are advised to be vigilant for the duration of the protest. Local authorities will be deployed to monitor the situation.
• KIMBERLEY – 06 SEP 2022 (15H30) Protest expected at the South African Police Service Kimberly Cluster on Monday, 12 September 2022, from 13H00 until 14H00, by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU). Members of POPCRU will lead a lunchtime picket to demand wage increases, collective bargaining and against the high cost of living. Motorists are advised to be vigilant for the duration of the protest. Local authorities will be deployed to monitor the situation.

SOUTH AFRICA – WESTERN CAPE – 06 SEP 2022
• CAPE TOWN – 06 SEP 2022 (08H45) Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) tomorrow, 07 September 2022, at the South African Police Service (SAPS) Provincial office from 11H00 until 13H00. Members of POPCRU will lead a lunchtime picket to demand wage increases, collective bargaining and against the high cost of living. Motorists are advised to be vigilant for the duration of the protest. Local authorities will be deployed to monitor the situation.
• CAPE TOWN – 06 SEP 2022 (08H50) Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) Wednesday, 14 September 2022, at the Traffic and Community Safety office from 11H00 until 13H00. Members of POPCRU will lead a lunchtime picket to demand wage increases, collective bargaining and against the high cost of living. Motorists are advised to be vigilant for the duration of the protest. Local authorities will be deployed to monitor the situation.
• CAPE TOWN – 06 SEP 2022 (10H15) Protest reported at the Mew Way (M44) and Baden Powell Drive (R310) intersection. Reports indicate that demonstrators barricaded the M44 from Baden Powell Drive with burning tyers and debris. The reason for the protest remains unknown, although previous demonstrations were related to poor service delivery in the area. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Local authorities are currently on the scene to monitor the situation.

UPCOMING EVENTS – 06 SEP 2022
• CAPE TOWN: Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) tomorrow, 07 September 2022, at the South African Police Service (SAPS) Provincial office from 11H00 until 13H00.
• BLOEMFONTEIN: Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) tomorrow, 07 September 2022, at the South African Police Services (SAPS) Provincial Head Office from 11H00 until 13H00.
• JOHANNESBURG: Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) tomorrow, 07 September 2022, at the South African Police Services (SAPS) Provincial Head Office from 12H00 until 14H00.
• MBOMBELA/ NELSPRUIT: Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) tomorrow, 07 September 2022, at the South African Police Services (SAPS) Provincial Office from 12H00 until 14H00.
• POLOKWANE/ PIETERSBURG: Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) tomorrow, 07 September 2022, at the South African Police Service (SAPS) Commissioners Office from 13H00 until 14H00.
• POTCHEFSTROOM: Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) tomorrow, 07 September 2022, at the South African Police Service (SAPS) Provincial Office in Potchefstroom
• RUSTENBURG: Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) Thursday, 08 September 2022, at the Area Commissioners’ office for the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) of Mafikeng, Klerksdorp and Rustenburg.
• KIMBERLEY: Protest expected at the Northern Cape Provincial Police office on Friday, 09 September 2022, from 13H00 until 14H00, by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU).
• TSHWANE/ PRETORIA: Protest expected at the Public Protectors office in Tshwane on Friday, 09 September 2022, by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).
• DURBAN: The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) in KwaZulu-Natal is expected to hold its 10th Provincial Conference from Friday, 09 September, until Sunday, 11 September 2022, at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Complex.
• SOWETO: The Mayor of Johannesburg, Mpho Phalatse, announced that he is expected to meet residents of Soweto on Saturday, 10 September 2022.
• KIMBERLEY: Protest expected at the South African Police Service Kimberly Cluster on Monday, 12 September 2022, from 13H00 until 14H00, by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU).
• MAHIKENG: Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) Monday, 12 September 2022, at the Transport and Community Safety office in Mahikeng.
• BISHO: Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) Monday, 12 September 2022, at the Provincial Traffic and Community Safety Office from 12H00 until 13H00.
• EAST LONDON: Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) Monday, 12 September 2022, at the South African Police Service (SAPS) Provincial Office from 11H00 until 12H00.
• PIETERMARITZBURG: Protest expected at the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Treasury on Chief Albert Luthuli Street in Pietermaritzburg on Wednesday, 14 September 2022, from 11H00 by the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU).
• CAPE TOWN: Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) Wednesday, 14 September 2022, at the Traffic and Community Safety office from 11H00 until 13H00.
• MAHIKENG: Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) Wednesday, 14 September 2022, at the Provincial Treasury’s office in Mahikeng.
• TSHWANE/ PRETORIA: President Cyril Ramaphosa is scheduled to travel to the United States (US) to engage in discussions with US President Joe Biden at the White House in Washington on Friday, 16 September 2022.
• GQEBERHA/ PORT ELIZABETH: Peaceful protest expected at Hobie Beach on Saturday, 17 September 2022, from 14H00.
• CAPE TOWN: Peaceful protest expected at Sea Point Boulevard on Saturday, 17 September 2022, at 11H00.
• JOHANNESBURG: Protest expected on 20 September 2022 by the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU).
• MIDRAND: The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is expected to hold its 14th COSATU National Congress from Monday, 26 September, until Thursday, 29 September 2022, at Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand.
• VEREENIGING: Peaceful protest expected at the Vereeniging Police Station on Saturday, 08 October 2022, from 12H00.
• PIETERMARITZBURG: Pietermaritzburg High Court Judge Pieter Koen announced that former President Jacob Zuma’s trial has been postponed until 17 October 2022.

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